1648 – Here, Have One

Here, Have One
There’s more where that came from.


Ten million friends are on my skin…
I’m covered all over in fleas!
They crawl about and out and in
and bite me whenever they please.

What’s that you say? Wash them away
or shave myself totally bare?
or choke them out with poison spray?
I’d miss them if they weren’t there.

See, I don’t mind these bugs of mine
that gnaw me and nip to the bone.
No matter how I itch and whine,
it’s better than being alone.

Come here. Sit near, oh won’t you please?
and soon you’ll be bug-bitten too.
The greatest part of having fleas
is getting to share them with you.

Author: Samuel Kent

I'm a dad who wants to share his labor of love with the world. I also happen to be an award-winning artist and poet. Follow the lunchbox doodles and poems on twitter: @LunchboxDoodler!

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